First Time Fans

Need Help?

We're here to ensure you have a fun, exciting, safe and enjoyable race weekend! Should you need more information about your tickets, campsite or our events, just click our "Need Help?" box in the right margin of this page to start live chat or call (859) 578-2300.

Want to know ALL there is to know about getting around our speedway and making the most of your visit with us? Click the button below and spend some quality time reviewing our Fan Guide.

Fan Guide


What Should I Bring?

In addition to everything in our Race Essentials section, our seasoned NASCAR fans suggest first-time fans pack the following:

  • Comfortable Shoes for Walking
  • Comfortable Chairs for Tailgates and Resting
  • Lanyards with holders for your tickets and Fan Zone passes
  • Tailgate Party Games
  • Your Favorite Music to Add to the Atmosphere
  • Cameras
  • Permanent Markers for Autographs
  • Mobile Phone
  • Portable Radio to Listen to the Race Broadcast
  • Backpacks or Fanny packs
  • Binoculars
  • Seat cushions
  • Reading Materials

You'll also want to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. If temperature changes are forecast, be sure to dress in layers so you'll be comfortable in whatever environment Mother Nature creates.


May I Tailgate in Your Parking Lots?

  • WE ENCOURAGE TAILGATES, in fact, it's a coveted race-day tradition! We simply ask your help in keeping pop-up tents, grills, chairs and other tailgate items within FOUR FEET of the rear of your parking space to help us maintain the 12-foot lane required to allow safety vehicles to quickly operate in the event of an emergency.  

Is American with Disabilities Act parking available?

  • Yes. Guests planning to access designated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking  must provide all required documentation in accordance with KRS 189.456. Visitors with an ADA parking credential should enter at Entrance 9 off Jerry Carroll Blvd.

Can I purchase items with my debit/credit card? If not, are there ATM's?

  • For the convenience of our guests, there are several ATM's located under the grandstands along the concourse level.

Where is credentialed parking?

    We issue parking credentials for the areas which follow: 

  • Main Parking Lots: Platinum and Suite Owner
  • Infield: Media, NASCAR Paddock, Infield

    All credentialed parking will exit via our tram road to Ky. Hwy. 35

Is there a Lost and Found?

  • Yes. Lost and Found items will be submitted to our Information and Guest Services booths which are located throughout our speedway. 
  • All items will be held for 30 days pending a claim. Please call 859-567-3400 for information about lost and found articles Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. 
Have a question you don't see on our list? Just call us at (859) 578-2300 or visit our homepage to start a chat with a ticket representative. 


Concourse Activities

Our concourse is a hub of race day activity!

Watch for news about special presentations that cater to first-time fans throughout our weekend. We'll bring you overviews and background about our events that will help you understand and enjoy them more. 

You'll also be able to visit interactive displays,  shop souvenir row, listen to great live concerts and taste unique concessions such as our signature Deep-Fried, Bacon-Wrapped Bourbon Balls!

Just be sure you arrive ready to have fun! 

Infield Activities

Our infield is abuzz with activities during our race weekends and you can access with a Fan Zone pass. Our spacious Fan Zone is located behind Pit Road and is packed with activities, special concessions and more. 

Just some of the highlights include a chances to get a stage-side view driver introductions for all events, the chance you might see your favorite driver's car on pit road at select times, a chance see Victory Lane before and after the races and a garage view of pre-race inspection! Call (859) 578-2300 to learn more about daily infield Fan Zone passes.

Getting Around


For specific directions to our track from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and points beyond.


Parking and Transportation

Parking for all our events is FREE! Our professional parking staff is here to help, so please closely follow our staff's instructions as well as instructions on signage to ensure you'll safely enter and exit our events.

Trams and Shuttle Buses

We offer free tram service to and from our parking lots and free shuttle bus service from our campgrounds to all points of interest at our speedway. Trams and buses continuously operate for your convenience and stops for both are numbered. 

Infield Tunnel

You can access our infield Fan Zone from our Pedestrian Tunnel. The entrance is located off our concourse near our Main Entrance at Gate 15. Remember, infield admission requires a Fan Zone pass and you must possess an event ticket to be admitted to our speedway on race days.


Our Official Fan Guide

Want to know ALL there is to know about getting around our speedway and making the most of your visit with us? Click the button below and spend some quality time reviewing our Fan Guide.

Fan Guide

Race Day Essentials


You can carry your favorite snacks, food and non-alcoholic drinks to your seats to enjoy during our events in a cooler measuring no larger than 14 inches by 14 inches by 14 inches! Click the button that follows for more information.

Cooler Policy

The best way to ensure you make the most of your race weekend visit is by reserving a campsite. We have great campgrounds on our infield and surrounding our venue, each with a unique personality!

Camping Information

Kroger Fan Zone

Pass holders will enjoy:

  • An up-close, trackside view of driver introductions
  • Up-close views of Sawyer Brown Kroger Pre-Race Concert (July 8 Only)
  • Possible driver photograph and autograph opportunities
  • Access to fun activities and exclusive concession offerings in our infield area surrounding Victory Lane
  • A view of inspection and garages on race day
  • A Fan Vision unit rental with Quaker Stare 400 Fan Zone Pass (July 8 Only)

Passes must be accompanied by a corresponding race ticket for admission.

Kroger Fan Zone hours and operations are subject to change. Kroger Fan Zone access subject to change as determined by NASCAR in the event of inclement weather.

Fan Zone Information

Radio Scanners

NASCAR prides itself on being America's most accessible sport. Renting or bringing a radio scanner to our races will bring you inside the action when you listen to drivers communicate with their crew chiefs. Hear the races from the competitor's perspective and get the inside story by tuning to your favorite drivers frequency with your scanner.

Ear Protection

Just one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engine produces more than 850 horsepower. Place 43 on our 1.5-mile tri-oval for 400 miles of hard fought competition and, well, that's a lot of thunder! Ear protection is especially important for our younger fans, so be sure to protect your ears with ear plugs or phones.

Sun Protection

Our guests often get caught up in the moment taking in all there is to see and do during our race weekend. Make sure you get off to a good start by protecting yourself from the sun with sunscreen, hats and sunglasses along with tents and umbrellas for tailgate parties.  


Once you enjoy one of our events, we know you'll be a fan well into the future. While you're intently follow the weekly NASCAR happenings, you'll learn you have a favorite driver. A great part of the pageantry of race day is the rainbow in the grandstands from fans wearing the colors of their favorite driver. You'll find your favorite driver's merchandise on our midway just that leads to our main parking lots and Gate 15 labeled Main Gate. If you'd like to get started early by supporting your favorite track, and you know what we mean, click the button below to shop online for Kentucky Speedway logo apparel. Enjoy your shopping experience!.

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